Harmonize Diversity Through Personality Sensitivity - PT236

Harmonize Diversity Through Personality Sensitivity

Don’t Worry‚ Be Happy!

by Rosalinda Alfaro-LeFevre, MSN, RN, ANEF
(4.3 / 814 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Healthcare today is all about teamwork and partnering with patients to achieve exceptional outcomes. From dealing with patients to dealing with team members, understanding the needs of various personality types is an important part of building positive relationships. It can make the difference between spinning wheels in frustrated miscommunications, or reaping the rewards of teamwork, collaboration and patients that feel their healthcare team view them as unique individuals who must be a part of decision making. This module introduces the concept of personality sensitivity and gives examples of how personality-sensitivity training can improve performance, satisfaction and outcomes.


The goal of this continuing education program is to familiarize nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and social workers with the process and results of creating a personality-sensitive workplace. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the relationship between being sensitive to personality preferences and improving interpersonal relationships
  • List examples of how patients and healthcare professionals benefit from personality-sensitive care
  • Describe Hartman’s Color Code theory, detailing the role of motives and the strengths and limitations of its four personality types

Approval Information
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by The NY State Education Department of CE for PT and PTA from 10/21/2009 to 10/20/2018.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
As of 4/5/10, OnCourse Learning is recognized by The Physical Therapy Board of CA as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of CA.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with The IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through 9/30/2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 10S0416 for 2/14/10 to 2/14/11; 11S0680 for 02/15/11 to 02/15/12; 12S0647 for 02/15/12 to 02/15/13; 13S0244 for 02/16/13 to 02/16/14; 14S0411 for 02/17/14 to 02/17/15; 15S0750 for 02/18/15 to 02/18/16; 16S0775 for 02/17/16 to 02/17/17; 17S0882 for 2/18/17 to 2/18/18; 18S0774 for 2/19/18 to 2/19/19).
The FL Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CP100215280, exp. date 12/31/10; CP110017073 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11; CP120417124 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12, CP130019639 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CP140021455 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CP150024020 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27098 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-518153 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-518153 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The PA Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE002235 for 05/22/11 to 12/31/12, PTCE003853 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE007022 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE009939 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18).
The NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 408-2010, exp. date 1/31/12; 233-2012 for 02/01/12 to 01/31/14; 2014-1053 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-448 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18).
This course has been approved by The NV State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of CE for 01/30/12 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17.
The IL Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of CE offerings established by The IL PT Association (approval no. 437.3217 for 02/01/10 to 02/01/11; 437-3774 for 04/01/11 to 04/01/12; 437-4203 for 04/01/12 to 04/01/13, 437-4769 for 04/01/13 to 04/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the IL Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the IL Department of Professional Regulation, a PT or PTA applying for re-licensure in IL can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required CE hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 11/26/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/26/2014
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/26/2017


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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JENNA B - Feasterville, PA  ·  Sep 06, 2018
I really enjoyed learning abou tthis concept
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Christine B - Las Vegas, NV  ·  Jul 18, 2018
Great refresher for positive patient interaction
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Joseph P - elgin, TX  ·  Jul 08, 2018
insults Christianity and are insensitive to my belief system
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Jannar C - Peoria, IL  ·  Jun 19, 2018
very general and vague overview
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Donna G - Miami, FL  ·  Jun 01, 2018
easy to understand, interesting and easily applicable information
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Price: $19.00
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